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Sabre Rigs Ltd.Solar Photovoltaic PV Training Rigs

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At the request of Colleges, Sabre has developed a range of Solar PV rigs that can be wheeled out into the sunshine so that students can be trained and assessed on a complete working system. These have been designed so that they can be moved through standard door openings and the panels can be securely stored on the rig when not in use.

This rig is designed to mimic a working PV installation and readings can be obtained to measure the performance of the system in different locations and various weather conditions.

Sabre offer two types of Solar Photovoltaic Training rigs

Solar Photovoltaic PV1 - a 'Grid Tie' system where electrical power is generated by converting solar radiation into 12v DC electricity which can then be fed back into the national grid via an inverter as 230v AC.

Solar Photovoltaic PV2 - an 'Off Grid' system where electrical power is generated by converting solar radiation into DC electricity and stored in a battery for future use. Adjacent to this is a battery inverter to convert 12V DC current from battery to 230V AC in order to run small appliances

 
 
 
     

Sabre Rigs Ltd.Solar Photovoltaic PV 'Grid Tie' Training Rig (PV1)

Features :
  • Strong robust frame constructed from powder-coated steel
  • Large heavy duty wheels providing mobility within training centre and during outside use - Will negotiate uneven surfaces and steps! All four wheels can be braked to prevent movement when in stationary position
  • Compact Design enables ease of movement through standard doorways (Minimum Width 1500mm) and takes up less on-site storage space when not in use.
  • 2 metre mains cable.
  • Key components (Inverter, isolation switches, generation meter, consumer unit, etc.) mounted on recessed panels to protect against accidental damage whilst being moved.
  • Two mounting positions for PV Panel: During storage and transit, it fits snuggly against rear of frame in portrait position, held securely by an adjustable strap. A baffle strip protects panel and eliminates vibration noise during movement.

  • During use, the PV panel is supported in landscape position by an angled work top and held in place by lower (fixed) and upper (swivel) retaining brackets.
  • Safety Features: Safety light, Emergency Stop Button (lockable) and fully labelled
Convenience features include :
  • Cable tidy in side recess panel
  • Low-level front tray - useful for temporary storage of irradiance meters, test equipment, tools and note pads etc. during use.
  • Key components in close proximity, mounted on fixed panels, which are readily accessible ideally lending itself to training/assessment situations.
  • The lid is also lockable
Overall Dimensions : 1753 x 813 x 713 mm (H x W x D)

Maximum output : 240w

Image: Grid Tie System Rig (PV1SOLAR)

Image: Inverter, isolation switches, generation meter, consumer unit

Image: Inverter, isolation switches, generation meter, consumer unit

 
 
 
     

Sabre Rigs Ltd.Solar Photovoltaic 'Off Grid' Training Rig (PV2SOLAR)

A mobile ‘stand-alone’ rig comprising a pole-mounted 65w PV panel assembly. The panel is connected to a 12v deep cycle AGM battery located within the enclosed base of the rig. The lid is hinged to provide easy access and incorporates a large Perspex viewing window. Located on a shelf within the base unit is a voltage regulator which prevents the battery from overcharging and provides deep discharge protection. Adjacent to this is a battery inverter to convert 230v AC in order to run small appliances. Plug-in access to the inverter is provided through the side housing of the base unit.

The PV Off-Grid system is supported on a 2-wheel frame to provide mobility across uneven surfaces. The support pole is in two sections which are secured with a locking pin. Removal of pin enables the panel to be swivelled into different positions during testing. The locking pin should be replaced before moving rig. The Perspex viewing lid also serves to protect the components from dust and moisture. Performance of the Rig can still be monitored with this lid closed.

This "off-grid" rig can be used in remote locations, e.g. the middle of a field, to power various appliances. Providing the sun is shining the battery will recharge whilst it is being used. The solar charge controller (voltage regulator) allows monitoring of the load and charging current.

Overall dimensions: 1880 x 610 x 585 mm (H x W x D)

Maximum output: 65w

Image: Off Grid System PV Training Rig (PV2SOLAR)

Image: Off Grid System PV Training Box

 
 
 
     

Sabre Rigs Ltd.Schematic: Solar PV Loop Display Board

A high quality washable Foamex board for use as a training aid in training & assessment centres.

Measurements LxWxD (mm): 950 x 720 x 5mm (L x W x D)

Image: Schematic: Solar PV Loop Display Board (SPVSOLAR)
 
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